Regarding “Teach New York Students Finance” by Richard G. Liskov on April 23, many of us in New York State are teaching financial literacy. We are not social science teachers. We are business professors. I taught career and financial management for 18 years at Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville.
I fought for the course to be a graduation requirement at our school and it is. I agree that financial literacy should be a required course in every high school in New York State, but I disagree with Liskov’s assertion that financial literacy is not something for which a district must spend money because students can learn financial literacy via the Internet. .